Gendering the Climate Justice: Post-colonial Ecofeminism in Pakistan


  • Maria Mansab Institute of Regional studies, Islamabad & School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Saad Ali Khan Centre of Excellence in Gender Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan



Climate Justice; Eco-Feminism; Post-Colonial; Patriarchy; Material Resources.


The primary objective of this research is to enhance the understanding of environmental behavior within the context of ‘Eco-feminist Activity’ in Pakistan. This purpose has been partially achieved through the analysis of Scholarly Literature; Media Representations; Initiatives by environmental non-governmental organizations; and the actions undertaken by activists. The involvement of women in environmental conservation is of paramount importance in the context of development. However, this study presents compelling evidence of a noteworthy correlation between the environment and women. The main aim of this study is to enhance the comprehension regarding various elements that contribute to climate change, including but not limited to population expansion, deforestation, pollution, and demographic shifts. The cultural dimensions of ecofeminism have led to an increased environmental consciousness among women worldwide, including those in Pakistan. The primary objective of this study is to examine the various factors that contribute to; climate change, namely population increase, deforestation, pollution, and demographic changes. This study uses a gender analysis methodology to examine and propose practical remedies for the aforementioned concerns. The active engagement of ecofeminist women in policymaking is of utmost importance. The distinctive viewpoint that these people hold as active participants in the societal environment and biological ecosystem can explain the aforementioned occurrence.




How to Cite

Maria Mansab, & Saad Ali Khan. (2023). Gendering the Climate Justice: Post-colonial Ecofeminism in Pakistan. Progressive Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (PRJAH), 5(2), 1–15.